CIEE-Palma de Mallorca: HTM Semester and Internship Abroad

Program Details

Program Location Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31030
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 08/11/24 to 12/01/24
Current Program Dates
Spring 2024 02/05/24 to 06/29/24
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


CIEE-Palma de Mallorca: HTM Semester and Internship Abroad

ATTENTION:  CIEE will be providing an automatic Trailblazer travel grant toward airfare expenses of up to $1,500 to any Purdue student who participates in this fall 2024 program!

Students applying for programs in Spain must have a valid, usable passport at the time of application. Passport must be valid for 12 months after the program end date. 

Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, Palma de Mallorca is a bustling capital city with a laid-back island atmosphere. Its pristine beaches, rich history, fantastic nightlife, and one-of-a-kind gastronomy make it easy to see why Mallorca is a favorite among European tourists.   

The port city of Palma is dominated by an impressive Gothic Cathedral, the elegant Moorish Almudaina Palace, and the round Medieval Bellver Castle. Mediterranean in essence, the palm-fringed marina bristles with masts, and beyond lies a tapestry of Gothic, Medieval, Modernist, and Moorish architecture, tiny shops, and busy squares. The flat terrain makes for easy walking and biking.

Specifically designed for Hospitality and Tourism Management majors, HTM students can complete 320 hours of a supervised internship in Palma de Mallorca as well as earn 12-15 credits towards their Purdue degree.

ALL PARTICIPANTS will complete the regular CIEE Semester in Palma program, taking courses with CIEE and at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) and completing a part-time internship (approx. 20 hours per week) during the semester. 

FALL SEMESTER PARTICIPANTS - Students will arrive in mid-August, prior to the start of fall classes, and intern 30 hours per week until classes start. At the end of the program in December, they will have completed total of 320 internship hours.

SPRING SEMESTER PARTICIPANTS - At the completion of the spring semester classes in June, students will continue to work 30 hours per week until late June, earning total of 320 internship hours.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.


CIEE-Palma de Mallorca: HTM Semester and Internship Abroad

The program is open to Hospitality and Tourism Management majors who have completed at least two semesters of university study, including the prerequisites for the course, HTM 30200 Hospitality and Tourism Industry Internship, by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture. 

Two semesters of college-level Spanish is recommended.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: HTM (HHS) and SLC, COM, POL, IDIS & HIST (CLA)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

The Semester in Palma program encourages students to link their unique Mediterranean surroundings with their classroom studies. Coursework could include anything from learning about the tourism economy to environmental conservation. Classes are taken at CIEE Palma and the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB). 

Founded in 1978, UIB is a public study and research institution situated in the Balearic Islands of the Mediterranean. Home to 16,000 students, UIB focuses on sustainability and society. Its campus is well connected to the center of Palma (15 minutes by metro).


Enjoy an overnight excursion to Madrid, Spain’s capital and most populous city, Alternative overnights may include excursions to other locations in Spain, such as Seville, Granada, Valencia, etc.

Day trips to Alcudia and Es Trenc as well as other cultural activities and events are also included.


CIEE Palma offers students housing in homestays for optimal cultural and language immersion. Homestays are located within a 30-minute commute to the main square in downtown Palma, and have convenient access to public transportation, supermarkets, shops, cafés, and eateries. The local university is accessible by metro (15-minute ride) and bus (20-minute ride) from the main square. 

Housing includes a single room at a homestay with or without another CIEE student. Homestays feature a kitchen, living room, and bathroom shared with a host family. Breakfast and dinner are included.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee includes tuition, housing, internship placement and oversight, cultural activities and excursions, overnight trip to mainland Spain, on-site orientation, insurance, and most meals. CIEE will be providing a travel grant toward airfare expenses of up to $1,500 to any Purdue student who participates in this spring or fall 2024 program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $12,756.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.00
Housing $7,800.00
Insurance $194.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,300.00
Local Transportation $155.00
Visa $160.00
Books and Supplies $60.00
Meals $1,330.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $350.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Fall Semester Program Mar 1
Spring Semester Program Sep 1

Returnees Information

CIEE-Palma de Mallorca: HTM Semester and Internship Abroad

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For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email